Berliet VXB-170

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VXB-170
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Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1973 – present
Used by France, Gabon, Senegal
Production history
Manufacturer Berliet
Specifications
Weight 12.7 tonnes (12.5 long tons)
Length 5.99 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Crew 1 or 2
Passengers 11 troops

Armor 7 mm
Main
armament
1 × 7.62 mm machine gun
Secondary
armament
37 mm or 40 mm grenade launcher
Engine Berliet V800M 8-cylinder diesel engine
170 hp (130 kW)
Power/weight 23 hp/t
Suspension wheeled
Operational
range
750 km (470 mi)
Speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

The Berliet VXB-170 is a four-wheel armoured vehicle produced by Berliet until Berliet was merged with Saviem to form Renault Trucks (now Renault Trucks Défense).

Versions[edit]

There were originally three versions, internal security, reconnaissance and patrol, and light combat. The VXB was produced by both Berliet and Saviem, the Berliet version is equipped with hydrojets.

Operators[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan, Marx. The VAB Family of Armoured Vehicles: NG and Improved Vehicles, Upgrades. pp. 1–40. 

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